We help women towards future-proof jobs in ICT and tech.
* “Of the women who took part in our retraining programs, 95% found a job in ICT. You really notice that our speed dating sessions with ICT companies make a world of difference in the application process. It works!”
Tamira van Roeyen, Co-Founder
Who is Techionista
The founders of Techionista are Vivianne Bendermacher and Tamira van Roeyen. After their years of experience in media as editor-in-chief and digital transformation manager respectively, in 2017 they decided to focus on one of the greatest challenges of our time: that of diversity and inclusion in the world of ICT and technology. They do this from Techionista; a thriving company that focuses on inspiration and education for women in the field of ICT and technology.
They have now built up an impressive track record. For example, they have treated more than 400 women to a day of building websites; they have retrained dozens of women for a job in data science and have also assisted and supported those women in their search for a job. Result: 95% of the women retrained by Techionista are now working in ICT. In addition, Vivianne is regularly seen on TV as a tech expert and in that capacity acts as a role model; something Techionista really believes in. We need more role models to encourage women to do something in ICT or technology. That is why Techionista organized the Techionista Awards, in collaboration with Microsoft, Google, Facebook, SAS and DeanOne.
We are committed to empowering women through technology. Our goal: more women working in technology and ICT and more diversity in the labor market. By robotization and automation, 75 million jobs will be greatly increased or even disappeared by 2022. There is also good news: new jobs will also be created: some 133 million. But that will mainly be jobs with a very strong ICT and technology component.
In the world of ICT, women are severely underrepresented. Within the jobs that will be hit the hardest – administrative and facility jobs – women are overrepresented. If we want to maintain the position of women in the labor market, we must do something now. We must empower them with ICT skills. That’s where Techionista comes in. We inspire with tech, educate and help finding jobs.
“We don’t have time to wait for the new generation to close the gender gap. If we don’t enrich women with ICT skills now and retrain them into future-proof tech jobs; gender diversity in the labor market is only decreasing further.”
Vivianne Bendermacher, Founder